Bay Area's closed schools to reopen today under new flu guidelines
Original post made on May 6, 2009
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on May 6, 2009 at 10:33 am
Could we get some information please?
I gather that flu symptoms, fever, cough, difficulty breathing might not appear until about 7 days after one is exposed?
And that people are highly contagious for 7 to 14 days after they show symptoms?
Is this correct?
So if someone goes to Mexico for a short trip, or to some place where he or she is exposed, what good does it do to look at him at the airport, before he has any symptoms, or to close the school, after others are already exposed?
Should this be called Mexican Swine Flu?
on May 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm
to "need more info" above, CALL YOUR DR. for heaven's sake...why would you ask a hometown paper these questions!
on May 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Here is some information about the H1N1 (swine) flu from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
From what I have read, people are contagious one day before and 7 days after onset of symptoms.
The incubation period, according to what I have read is 1-7 days.
If you are sick, you should call your doctor. And also, your doctor can give you more detailed and accurate information. The CDC is a good start but does not replace the advice of your physician.